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Gloria Johnson Goins

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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Chocolate
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required.

Birthplace

Born:
4/17/1963
Birth Location:
Miami, Florida

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Chocolate
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required.

Birthplace

Born:
4/17/1963
Birth Location:
Miami
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Biography

Gloria Johnson Goins was born and raised in Miami, Florida on April 17, 1963 to Albert and Lillian Johnson. She graduated in the top five percent of her class from Ransom Everglade College Preparatory School in Coconut Grove, Florida. Goins received her B.A. degree in psychology from Stanford University in 1985 and her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1988, where she was also an editor of the Law Review. She received her M.B.A. degree from Mercer University in 2000.

After receiving her law degree, Goins joined the law firm of Fine, Jacobson, Schwartz, Nash, Block & England as an associate in the area of commercial and civil litigation. In 1992, she joined BellSouth Telecommunications as a General Attorney. Goins played a major role in the successful design and implementation of the 678 area code and mandatory ten digit dialing. She also co-authored an article on the Family and Medical Leave Act which was published in the October 1996 issue of the Georgia Bar Journal.

Goins continued her career at BellSouth in the roles of General Attorney and Vice President of Diversity at Cingular Wireless, a division of BellSouth, until May 2003 when she joined the Home Depot Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia as Chief Diversity Officer. Her primary responsibilities as Chief Diversity Officer include creating and implementing global company wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. Some of Goins’ key accomplishments include developing a corporate inclusion council charged with leveraging diversity as a competitive advantage, and the implementation of domestic partner benefits.

Goins is a member of the Home Depot Foundation, the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations and the National and American Bar Associations. She is active in the United Way of America, the NAACP and the Georgia Council of Child Abuse. In 2004, she was named Woman of the Year by Women Looking Ahead magazine.

Goins was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on March 26, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about her mother's childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her parents' occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about her parents' marriage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her early influences
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her family's Bahamian traditions
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers visiting the Bahamas as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about the early influence of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her relationship with her mother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her relationship with her father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers the Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her activities at the Ransom Everglades School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her high school prom
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about her family's economic status
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about the Cuban community in Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her mentor at the Ransom Everglades School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her transition to Stanford University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her first experience of an earthquake
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes the black community at Stanford University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls joining the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her undergraduate honors thesis
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her decision to major in psychology at Stanford University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her preparation for law school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her first impression of the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her first law internship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes the demographics of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her first year of law school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her second year of law school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her second law internship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls joining the University of Pennsylvania Law School Law Review
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls the demographics of the Fine, Jacobson, Schwartz, Nash, Block and England law firm
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers her third year of law school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her experiences as an associate at a majority-white law firm
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers joining the law firm of Adorno and Zeder
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls joining the legal staff of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her casework at the BellSouth Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her article on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her regulatory initiatives at the BellSouth Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her position at the BellSouth Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her role as the vice president of diversity at Cingular Wireless LLC, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her role as the vice president of diversity at Cingular Wireless LLC, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Gloria Johnson Goins remembers the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about her family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Gloria Johnson Goins reflects upon her faith
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls joining The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her initiatives at The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Gloria Johnson Goins recalls her challenges as chief diversity officer of The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Gloria Johnson Goins reflects upon her plans for The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Gloria Johnson Goins talks about her faith
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Gloria Johnson Goins reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Gloria Johnson Goins describes her advice to young people
  • Tape: 5 Story: 14 - Gloria Johnson Goins reflects upon her legacy